21 October 2011

A statewide power saving blitz kicks off this month with pensioners, veterans and low income families encouraged to take advantage of a free program to save power and money on bills.

Nationals Member for Lismore Thomas George said over the next 12 months the Home Power Savings Program will target regional areas, encouraging eligible households to take up the offer of a free in-home power assessment and a free, fully installed power savings kit.

“Through the Home Power Savings Program, energy experts can help households save an average of $265 on their power bills.

“This program provides real benefits to households to help them reduce living costs and we want as many eligible households as possible to take up the opportunity.”

“I encourage all other eligible residents to call and book an appointment now for an energy expert to visit their home, check the running costs of their appliances and install free energy saving devices,” Mr George said.

Over the next 12 months the program will target regional areas to encourage eligible households across the state to join the program. Letter box drops inviting households to take part will be rolled out in the different areas as the blitz date gets closer.

As well as providing free, practical and tailored advice, the Home Power Savings Program energy experts also install a free power savings kit, including a standby saver power board, energy efficient light bulbs, draught proofing, a water efficient showerhead and shower timer.

Eligible households don’t have to wait until the energy experts come to town. All eligible households can join the program now and start saving straight away.

The Home Power Savings Program is available to 220,000 Centrelink and Veterans’ Affairs cardholders across NSW, as well as social housing tenants and energy utility hardship customers.

More than 60,000 households are already saving money and energy through the program.

Eligible households can access the program at anytime by calling 1300 662 416 or go to
Region Areas we’ll be visiting Timing
Northern Rivers / Tweed Casino 28 Nov – 9 Dec and as needed
  Maclean and Yamba  
  Evans Head  
  Tweed Heads  

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.